Rachel Keown Burke

Rachel Keown Burke

Rachel Keown Burke is a Stage Manager, playwright, and director. She graduated from UNC School of the Arts School of Filmmaking in 2008 with a concentration in Cinematography and Screenwriting. She continued her career as a camera assistant in Los Angeles. In 2019, she attended The Mitten Lab Playwriting Residency, and workshopped Lois Bipolar and the Esoteric Scotch Tapes (nee Box Cutter). In the summer of...
Rachel Keown Burke is a Stage Manager, playwright, and director. She graduated from UNC School of the Arts School of Filmmaking in 2008 with a concentration in Cinematography and Screenwriting. She continued her career as a camera assistant in Los Angeles. In 2019, she attended The Mitten Lab Playwriting Residency, and workshopped Lois Bipolar and the Esoteric Scotch Tapes (nee Box Cutter). In the summer of 2020, Rachel directed a staged reading of Brilliant Works of Art by Donna Hoke at the Public Theatre of San Antonio. This was her 2nd time directing Donna's work, the first for Outvisible Theatre's New Works Festival in 2018, Allen Park, MI. Two of her original works, Dutch Baby and Book'd, premiered at Theatre Nova via Zoom in the fall of 2020 during its New Plays, New Voices Festival. Most recently, an excerpted piece of Thank You, But Fuck You was workshopped at the Inkwell Theatre in Los Angeles. Rachel is a Stage Manager and Resident Artist at the Purple Rose Theatre Company in Chelsea, MI.

Plays

  • Thank You, But Fuck You
    When the daughter of a police officer begins to take a trip down memory lane as she packs away personal ephemera at her father's house, she discovers an inexplicable connection to her father's work partner as they navigate past and present life events utilizing faulty, deceptive, and sometimes conspiratorial memories.
  • DAMNING WITH FAINT PRAISE
    Over the course of a rehearsal, two musicians discuss Tom Waits, the circular nature of insanity, and the sexual excitement spurred by watching someone knead concha dough.
  • DUTCH BABY
    A rejected, spontaneous MIT dissertation based on Ian Malcolm's chaos theory titled "Velociraptors Opening Doors of Opportunity," the absurd nature of turkeys and their labial-shaped beak danglers, word-battles up-to-and-including hexakosioihexakontahexaphobia (fear of the number 666); very little is off limits between two former roommates as they reconnect over a shared breakfast via Zoom.
  • BOOK'D
    Three women get together for a virtual wine-and-cheese-and-book-discussion between the hours of 1-2pm. The time is 1:45... gravity has become an issue.